starmade
Metacritic: N/A
Release: 2013
Reviewed on: PC

StarMade

Site Score
8.5
Good: Plenty of options to customise your experience – Realistic features
Bad: Large learning curve (but worth it)
User Score
8.5
(66 votes)
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StarMade draws a lot of inspiration from the sandbox genre but takes the game into a space setting. The game is still in early stages of development but is already an amazingly fun experience.

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StarMade offers you an open universe to explore, in the game you’ll be able to create your own space ships, weapons, shields and much more. You’ll start off your Starmade adventure on a lonely planet and slowly gather the necessary resources to build your own space ship and take to the skies. Once outside of your home planet’s atmosphere, you can start exploring other planets and asteroids in space. These other planets are all unique and feature their own environments and minerals.

The game promises a universe that will be randomly generated which expands infinitely in all directions so you’ll never run out of new places to explore.

On top of this great freedom of exploration, StarMade offers an amazing amount of ship customisation which allows you to design any ship that you can dream of (including ships from famous movies). Your ship design isn’t just for fun though as you’ll need to balance features in order to protect you from other players and pirates. You can even build an entire space station and invite your friends to pilot it with you to the far reaches of the galaxy.

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Because of the range of resources that you will find on different planets, the game includes a thriving economy where you can make a living from harvesting the rarest minerals.

The game might not be complete but the experience is already lots of fun and will no doubt grow to be a truly amazing experience. StarMade is free while in alpha so try it at no cost while you can.

Summary:

  • Explore the vastness of space.
  • Harvest resources to build a custom ship.
  • Battle pirates and other players in space battles.
  • Endless and randomly generated universe available for exploration.
  • Economy driven game world thanks to the wide range of resources.

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StarMade, 8.5 out of 10 based on 66 ratings
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3 Comments

  1. blcknght
    September 1, 2013

    i think i mig try thisit sounds fun


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  2. I LOVE THIS IM ADDICTED AND I HAVNET EVEN PLAYED
    February 3, 2014

    I LOVE THIS IM ADDICTED AND I HAVNET EVEN PLAYED


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  3. HardMetal11
    December 27, 2015

    This is an amazing game! This is if Space Engineers and Minecraft combined.


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